Gear Review

Equipment Review: The WaterWoman — Costa’s new frames

Western Outdoor NewsPublished: Dec 13, 2019

Marry performance features with bold style and design


Costa Sunglasses, a company born on the water, continually looks to the water and the species within it as its design muse, and are where Costa found inspiration for the new Broadbill, Tico, Spearo and WaterWoman frame styles. Each is aptly named for water-focused fish and adventurers.

A complement to Spearo, the new WaterWoman style is dedicated to the woman with an active, water-based lifestyle. Offering a medium fit, the WaterWoman has beautifully angled temples and seamlessly integrated Hydrolite accents. Available in four new frame colors – matte shadow tortoise, shiny palm tortoise, shiny wahoo and shiny blond crystal – the new frame style offers elegance coupled with performance for days on the water.

“Costa has long been known for making the highest quality performance sunglasses,” said John Sanchez, vice president of product development at Costa. “Since 1983 we’ve stayed true to our promise to give water-loving adventurers the chance to see what’s out there through our patented lens technology. And, we’re just as committed to providing innovative performance features in stylish, high-quality sunglass frames they can feel good about wearing.”

The new styles feature Costa’s patented color-enhancing 580 lens technology in both Lightwave glass and impact-resistant polycarbonate. Costa’s 580 lens technology provides 100 percent UV protection and polarization and selectively filters out harsh yellow light for superior contrast and definition while absorbing high-energy blue light to cut haze and enhance sharpness. In addition, Costa’s lens technology reduces glare and eye fatigue, and its Lightwave glass is 20 percent thinner and 22 percent lighter than average polarized glass.

The new styles range from $189 to $269 depending on lens selection.

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